How to Position Object Pronouns in Negations

how to position object pronouns in negations

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to position object pronouns in negations.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to position object pronouns in negations
  • how the negation is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to position object pronouns in negations
  • how Anki files can be downloaded for how to position object pronouns in negations

Please refer to the French A2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about this negation fits in French A2 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to position object pronouns in negations!

Table of Contents

Table of Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns

Subject PronounDirect Object PronounIndirect Object Pronoun
jeme/m’me/m’
tute/t’te/t’
ille/l’lui
ellela/l’lui
nousnousnous
vousvousvous
ils/elleslesleur

How to Position Object Pronouns in Negations

You can position object pronouns in negations in the following way:

  • ne/n’ + pronoun + verb + pas/plus/pas du tout/jamais…

Je ne le connais pas.

I don’t know him.

Je ne les aime pas du tout.

I don’t like them at all.

Connaissez-vous la réponse ? Je ne la connais pas.

Do you know the answer? I don’t know it.

Est-ce que tu l’aimes encore ? Non, je ne l’aime plus.

Do you still love her? No, I don’t love her anymore.

Nous ne le voyons pas.

We don’t see it.

Vous lui parlez ? Non, je ne lui parle pas.

Do you talk to him? No, I don’t talk to him.

Aimez-vous le chocolat ? – Non, je ne l’aime pas du tout !

Do you like chocolate? – No, I don’t like it at all!

Please read the lesson on how objects can be replaced by le/la/l’/les and lui/leur if you need a refresher on object pronouns.

Sentences Overview of How to Position Object Pronouns in Negations

The final section of this lesson on how to position object pronouns in negations is about seeing the negation in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on how to position object pronouns in negations through examples.

Here you can find the sentences of the previous chapters, neatly stored in one place.

Je ne le connais pas.

I don’t know him.

Je ne les aime pas du tout.

I don’t like them at all.

Connaissez-vous la réponse ? Je ne la connais pas.

Do you know the answer? I don’t know it.

Est-ce que tu l’aimes encore ? Non, je ne l’aime plus.

Do you still love her? No, I don’t love her anymore.

Nous ne le voyons pas.

We don’t see it.

Vous lui parlez ? Non, je ne lui parle pas.

Do you talk to him? No, I don’t talk to him.

Aimez-vous le chocolat ? – Non, je ne l’aime pas du tout !

Do you like chocolate? – No, I don’t like it at all!

Quiz Yourself on How to Position Object Pronouns in Negations

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and practice them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

Anki File for How to Position Object Pronouns in Negations

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A2 you can practice every French A2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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